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We've come to expect advertising to hit us over the head with the crudest of attention-getting techniques. But editorial commentary isn't necessarily more sophisticated (or less offensive):
Racist undercurrents have coursed through the entire ebonics debate. But sometimes these sentiments manifest themselves in less subtle ways.
Out of all the offensive aspects of this cartoon, one troubles us the most: If the cartoonist is attempting to compare ebonics to the bubonic plague, who represents the rat as the "carrier" of the "ebonic plague"?